STOCKHOLM, NJ – The Sparta Jefferson United high school ice hockey team began their second season with a win, kicking Kinnelon 5-2 on Saturday afternoon at Skylands Ice World.
The SJU team dominated with more than four times as many shots on goal. The Colts goalie had a very busy outing with 47 saves. SJU goalie Logan Hanek stopped 16 Kinnelon shots.
Jaxson Mase led the SJU effort with a goal and two assists. Nolan Kafafian added a goal and an assist.
With both teams playing a man down Kinnelon scored on a four on four to get their first goal late in the first period. The only other Colts’ goal came early in the second period taking advantage of a power play to tie the game. Both goals for the green team came off the stick of Jameson Dugan.
The other SJU goals came in the third period from Colin Higdon, Nick Montone and Matt Redding. All three points were unassisted.
Sparta Jefferson United will host Mendham on Saturday at Skylands Ice World. The puck is scheduled to drop at 4 p.m.